Beelzebub- Background Information

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Posted by Steve Shoop on August 13, 2003 at 20:26:16:

A while back there was a thread regarding background information on the tuba solo Beelzebub (by A. Catozzi- published by Carl Fischer, Inc). I found the following information online-- from concert program notes of a concert in 2002 of the Community Band of Brevard (Florida).

Andrea Catozzi
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In the tuba community, a Beelzebub is a solo traditionally passed down through the section. Catozzi’s Beelzebub was the prize-winning entry in an 1886 competition for instrumental solos sponsored by the Carl Fischer Company. Andrea V. Catozzi was a well-known tuba soloist in the New England area during the late 19th century. He was tuba soloist with the band in Togus, Maine, until 1887, when he joined the Salem (Massachusetts) Band in a similar capacity.

-Information supplied to this writer by William Rehrig, author of The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

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